As drought loosens grip, water rate increases detailed

  • Clouds rolled in with light snow and rainearlier this week. These are hovering over Fern’s Lake in the Pine Mountain community. [photo by Barry Ailetcher]

    Clouds rolled in with light snow and rainearlier this week. These are hovering over Fern’s Lake in the Pine Mountain community. [photo by Barry Ailetcher]

By Patric Hedlund

Drop-by-drop, quarter-inch by quarter-inch,  meager measures of precipitation are being welcomed this spring, as the record charts, the wildflowers and the forest show signs of grateful relief from the drought that has put all Mountain Community residents on alert.

Learning new ways to mitigate fire danger and to conserve  water will continue to be part of daily life here.

The two largest water districts on the mountain, Mil Potrero Mutual Water Company (which serves the Pine Mountain community) and Frazier Park Public Utilities District (FPPUD) are taking…

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This is part of the May 9, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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